Home surveillance video from Wednesday shows a man walk up a driveway in Mira Mesa and reach over the fence to grab a package. He then walks away from the house with the package in his hands.
The video was taken just after 3 p.m. Wednesday on Calliandra Road near Westmore Road.
SDPD Officer Humberto Hernandez told FOX 5 they are aware of the stolen package and are investigating it. He also said detectives in the Northern Division have seen a spike in this type of theft in the last two months.
Authorities advised people to avoid falling victim to such thefts by:
- choosing shipping options allowing them to sign for deliveries, and asking friends and relatives sending packages to do the same;
- tracking the delivery status of packages;
- having packages shipped to the workplace instead of an unoccupied home;
- leaving special instructions on where to deliver packages, such as behind bushes or on a patio not visible from the street;
- picking up deliveries from post offices;
- insuring packages; and
- reporting suspicious people, vehicles and neighborhood activity to law enforcement.